• BOOKS & AUTHORS
Author Eleanor Morse reads from and discusses “White Dog Fell from the Sky,” at the Maine Women Writers Collection, University of New England, Abplanalp Library, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland. Free. www.une.edu/mwwc/ conferences/authorseries.cfm. Noon Thursday.
Jennifer Finney Boylan, author of “Stuck in the Middle With You,” a book about parenthood in three genders, Massachusetts Hall at Bowdoin College, 6 Bath Road, Brunswick. www.bowdoin.edu. 4:30 p.m. Monday.
Wednesday Night Stomp Swing Dance, $5 to $10 suggested donation, Acoustic Artisans, 594 Congress St. 2nd floor, Portland. www.acousticartisans.com. Lesson at 7 p.m., music at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Salsa Dancing with DJ Baulio, Latin, merengue, salsa, reggaeton, bachata and Latin hits. Dance lessons included, $5, 21-plus. 8 p.m. Thursday.
“Drew: The Man Behind the Poster,” feature-length documentary film highlighting the career of poster artist Drew Struzan, whose most popular works include the “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Back to the Future” and “Star Wars” movie posters. Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. www.space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
2014 Oscar-nominated animated short films, $10. Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 4 p.m. Saturday.
2014 Oscar-nominated short films, live action, $10. Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday.
• LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS
Changes in the Gulf of Maine, presented by Bigelow Labs’ Nick Record. Hosted by Maine Audubon. Camden Public Library, 55 Main St. www.camden.lib.me.us. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.
Surgery to Combat Obesity, presented by Dr. Nancy Baugh, USM assistant professor of nursing. Admission is by donation. Southworth Planetarium, University of Southern Maine, 70 Falmouth St., Portland. usm.maine.edu/planet. 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Living on a Shrinking Planet, Jonathan Foley’s fresh approach to shrinking resources, hosted by the National Resources Council of Maine. Free. Glickman Library, 7th floor, University of Southern Maine, 314 Forest Ave., Portland. 5 to 7 p.m. Monday.
Arctive Adventure, Hans Bengtsson presents slide talk on a 10-day cross-country ski trip above the Arctic Circle on the Sweden/Norway border. Camden Public Library, 55 Main St. www.camden.lib.me.us. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.
U.S. Cellular class to help smartphone users get the most out of their devices, free. U.S. Cellular, 11 Winners Circle, Topsham. www.uscellular.com. 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Camden Garden Club presents horticulturalist Rebecca Jacobs, back by popular demand, speaking on invasive plants. Camden Public Library, 55 Main St, Camden. www.camden.lib.me.us. 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday.
• FOR KIDS
“Rumpelstiltskin,” musical retelling of the Grimm fairytale, $8-$9. Children’s Museum and Theater of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland. kitetails.org. 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Thursday; 4 p.m. Friday; 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Play Me a Story, Up, Up and Away! Theater for Kids brings stories to life, then take a turn letting imaginations take flight in a fun-filled workshop, $50 for the month or $15 per session. Theater for Kids at Portland Stage Co., 25A Forest Ave. portlandstage.org/Page.114.Play+Me+a+Story. 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers: Winter Beater Puppet Theater Series, “Legend of the Banana Kid,” $8, $4 for 12 and under. Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. mayostreetarts.org. 1 p.m. Saturday.
• SPECIAL EVENTS
Laser Fantastic 2014, Southworth Planetarium, University of Southern Maine, 70 Falmouth St., Portland. $5.50 per person; $1 for 3-D glasses. usm.maine.edu/planet/laser-fantastic-2014. “Laser Retro,” 8 p.m. Thursday; “Laser Perseus + Andromeda,” noon Thursday, 3 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday; “Laser Vinyl,” 2 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday; “Laser Orion,” 3 p.m. Thursday, noon Friday, 1 Sunday; Pink Floyd’s “The Wall,” 7 p.m. Thursday; “Laser Beatles,” 2 p.m. Friday; Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon,” 7 p.m. Friday; “Laser Rave,” 8 p.m. Saturday.
Cabin Fever Reliever! Living history day, activities provided by interpreters in period clothing portraying people of the Norlands neighborhood or members of the original Livermore Washburn family, includes sleigh rides, $5. Washburn Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road, Livermore. norlands.org. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.
Fort Andross 4th annual Winter Antique Show, more than 50 antique dealers from New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine, $3 to $6. Fort Andross Mill Complex, 14 Maine St., Brunswick. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday.
Psychic Sunday, $2, plus fees for services. Fireside Inn & Suites, 81 Riverside St., Portland. onthenewedge.com. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.
“The Intergalatic Nemesis,” presented by Portland Ovations, mash-up of a vintage radio play, live action graphic novel and sci-fi movie. $25, $30. Merrill Auditorium. portlandovations.org. 7 p.m. Feb. 27.